One of the most famous — and famously attacked — climatologists in America is now the founding director of Penn’s new climate change institute. He has a few things to say to those who doubt we can still save the earth
In this episode of #VelshiBannedBookClub, Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi talks to Laurie Halse Anderson about her book: Speak (one of the most banned books in the country). Labeled by its critics as pornographic, Speak explores assault and consent-based sexuality in a young adult setting. "You would think people would find the educational system...the right place to talk about these things," Anderson said.
In a groundbreaking new report, the head of Center City District starkly lays out the problem — and calls for Philadelphia’s next mayor to fully invest in growth
In this episode of #VelshiBannedBookClub, Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi speaks with Mark Twain scholar, Matthew Seybold, about this iconic (and banned) work of American literature. Seybold says Twain's use of the N-word was not just a product of his time, but purposeful commentary about dehumanization.
In this episode of Generation Change Philly, Laura Boyce doesn’t just advocate for educators in Philadelphia public schools. She teaches them to advocate for themselves, for their students, and for the Philadelphia School District
It may seem that our rights have been expanding over the last twenty years, but Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi explains why this isn't so. The recent Supreme Court rulings are an exclamation point on a long running sentence.
Philly’s former District Attorney shows how Larry Krasner’s progressive policies fail to prevent crime — and what we should be doing differently
Recently we at the Citizen held a workshop focused on using personal stories to increase voter turnout. Adam Barbanel-Fried of Changing the Conversation for Progress (CTC) led our group with all the power of an inspirational speaker and showed us how to turn empathy into actual votes. Listen in and learn with us.
Donald Trump isn't alone in turning the IRS against his political enemies. Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi sheds light on Nixon's attempt to use tax audits to punish his opponents.
The mayor’s white flag-waving comments this week created a storm of controversy. But did he say anything we didn't already know? And, what of it?
WURD host Charles Ellison chats with Peter Gonzales and Nicole Marcote of The Welcoming Center about Brightly, a co-op franchise expanding to Philadelphia that provides living wages and opportunities to its worker/owners.
A letter about a past abortion by Jay Coen Gilbert. Until the leaked draft decision that would eventually overturn Roe v. Wade, he writes, I had never told anyone — except my wife.
Philly has more illegal dumping surveillance cameras than other major cities, but far fewer arrests and convictions. Here’s what we know about illegal dumpers — and the system that rarely stops them.
Logan-born poet/musician Khemist is spectacularly gifted. He's one of the most talented artists Philly has produced this century--we just don’t know it yet.
In the second installment of Business For Good, Larry moderates a conversation between a businessman (FS Investments' Michael Forman), a union leader (Ryan Boyer) and a politician (Maria Quiñones-Sánchez) about setting up Philadelphians for success. "It's time for our city to send a message of optimism and hope." Join us.
Why are Josh Shapiro and Doug Mastriano neck and neck? Is Dr. Oz underwater? Is PA going red? Catching up with legendary political consultant Neil Oxman to understand the polling.
That 6-week fetal "heartbeat" you hear is actually coming from the ultrasound machine. Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi breaks down some of the most pervasive lies used by anti-abortion activists.